Phra Sumen Fort

Phra Sumen Fort, Bangkok: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Phra Sumen Fort Reviews: 4/5

Phra Sumen Fort
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Phra Sumen Fort is the hexagonal-shape concrete fort built in the reign of King Rama I. It was built along with 13 other forts to protect Bangkok.
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Tom D
Bangkok, Thailand26 contributions
Historical fort
Dec 2020
This one and only fort is one landmark in the area. It becomes one of the major area for community. Many activities have arranged in this area. One identity - Lumphu tree - is also found here. Even though the oldest one was gone but the new growth one is in progress. The history as high-bas sculpture display in the area for a long while. Most people might not notice it at all. Anyhow, a pavillion is built there for Royal ceremony on boat. If you can come, please notice things or ask local for more historical information.
Written December 17, 2020
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MidlandsTraveller
Leicester, UK578 contributions
Great spot to watch the sunset
Feb 2020
I really liked the park around Phra Sumen Fort. The fort itself can only be seen from the outside. I twice visited the park at sunset and it was a lovely experience. There were families and group of friends relaxing, playing badminton, juggling and doing yoga. Some quiet Thai music was being played in the background and people were watching the sunset from the riverside benches.
My second visit was livened up by an al-fresco exercise class with the Thai version of Mr Motivator.
The park is a few meters along the riverside walk from Pier 13 - I would recommend for a sunset walk.
Written February 25, 2020
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Bobby B
Fremantle, Australia124 contributions
Old Fortification of Bangkok
Dec 2019
Interesting to look at from the outside but never found it open for a view of the inside – locals say it is closed to the public. Dating from the late 1700s, it was part of the fortifications of Bangkok when the capital was moved here from Ayutthaya. Around the fort, between it and the Chao Phraya River, there is a nice park which was being decorated with pots of yellow flowers ahead of the Royal Barge Procession in December 2019.
Written December 19, 2019
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Claire
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Solid gold buda
Nov 2019
Lovely temple of golden Budapest well worth visiting group of monks there chanting while we were present felt really spiritual , and extra blessing.
Written December 13, 2019
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Mark D
Maasmechelen, Belgium64 contributions
Average experience
Apr 2019
Not worth for visit if you are not in the neighborhood. The fort is in a cosy park near the river.
Also near to khao san road
Written November 6, 2019
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14DLB
Wolverhampton, UK667 contributions
Chill out
Oct 2019 • Couples
Old white fort by a park next to the river. Early evening watch exercise classes and the sunset, near to coco bar for drinks and bridge
Written October 30, 2019
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,292 contributions
Nice to walk around
Oct 2019 • Solo
When I came to this old fort I could not go inside but was still worth a walk around the outside. Nice garden and afew nice photos then you can walk to the river edge and enjoy the view.
Written October 27, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,853 contributions
Thai Style Fort
Jul 2019 • Friends
The fort is built in Thai style architecture and beautiful. The garden area around has benches to sit and relax.
Written July 22, 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
Closed :(
Mar 2019 • Solo
I am unable to leave a good or bad review about this building as it was closed when I arrived.

However, the outside of the fort looked very impressive. It’s a gleaming white building surrounded by some nice grounds.

If only I could have gotten inside!
Written March 10, 2019
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Titus D
Sri Lanka6,909 contributions
Brilliantly White, Elegantly Structured, Located inside a beautiful Park on the Banks of Chao Phraya River.
Jan 2019 • Friends
It is located near the Cho Phraya river bank where a beautiful and clean Santichai Prakan Garden Park is found.
However you cannot go in to the Fort but only admire from outside. It is brightly white and I think they have painted it recently. You can see Rama III brigde over the Chao Phraya River from the park.
It was built during the 18th century.
When you sit on the benches in the garden, you see the Chao Phraya River and it is peaceful as well as can chill out in hot day.
There is a statue of the king found.
Written March 7, 2019
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